Charity Bookkeeper (Part-time)

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting women, children, and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness, or inequality. We are continuously developing and due to our growth, we are looking to appoint an experienced Charity Bookkeeper to join our lively, hardworking, and friendly team. This is a part-time position working 21 hours per week. Key Accountabilities Undertaking accurate and timely recording of income and expenditure, bank reconciliation, purchase ledger, donor’s database, payment of invoices, and reclamation of Gift Aid. Prepare and post general ledger journals and prepare reports as requested. Keeping the charity’s financial records up to date. Liaise with debtors and creditors to ensure income is received and bills are paid. Follow all finance procedures are followed and that records are kept meticulously updated and accurate. The post holder will undertake any other responsibilities not listed above but relevant to the role and listed on the available job description document. Essential Skills and Experience Financial administrative experience Administrative experience in an office environment Knowledge of Windows and Office programmes (esp. Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access) Maintaining and updating filing system and databases Book-keeping incl. petty-cash, invoicing, and bill payments Numeracy and IT skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Organised accuracy and attention to detail Know how to work equally with people from diverse backgrounds Able to work as part of a team Self-motivated and goal orientated Able to prioritise a varied workload under pressure Good general education to at least Degree level or equivalent understanding of accounting principles and processes Desired Skills and Experience Working in the voluntary sector Experience in the management and delivery of a range of administrative tasks and financial reporting The ability to grasp new systems quickly evidence of using relevant financial software strong all-round communication skills can-do attitude Preferably qualified or part-qualified AAT or 2+ years experience in a similar bookkeeping role experience in developing administrative systems Knowledge of Xero or equivalent The position will suit someone who thrives on variety, job ownership, and accountability and who is able to work without supervision. This person is resourceful and self-driven, results orientated, able to motivate themselves, taking pride in a job well done, and able to relate to others with empathy and patience. To be considered for the role, you’ll be required to complete an application pack and provide us with 2 current work references.